How to get rid of dandruff :
- Shampoo daily: Ask Caddy and she'll tell you, the most important change you can make is to shampoo more frequently — daily is a good thing but alternate days is also acceptable if you have thicker hair. Typically, when people notice dandruff they tend to limit hair washing, assuming that there is either an ingredient in the shampoo which has caused it or feeling that shampooing is 'drying' out the scalp. "Shampooing exfoliates the scalp and removes dead skin, oil, sweat, bacteria and pollution, which can lead to inflammation on the scalp if not washed off regularly," Caddy says. "It makes way for a much healthier scalp environment which can optimise hair growth."
- Watch your dairy intake: Yep, seriously! "If you love cheese or yoghurt just monitor your scalp, if the dandruff gets worse within a few days of high intake of cow's produce you might want to try cutting down," Caddy advises.
- Look for anti-microbial ingredients: This will help to relieve the itching and minimise flaking. "Philip Kingsley use an extremely effective one in our entire Flaky Itchy Scalp range called 'piroctone olamine'. It reduces yeast and bacteria on the scalp and relieves itching."
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What not to do if you have dandruff
One of the biggest mistakes people make when trying to treat their dandruff is assume because their scalp is dry it needs an oil to repair the damage, they then proceed to rub oils into the scalp and the problem quickly exacerbates.